Reducing Pollution and Waste

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What will Earth's population be in 2050? When will oil, coal, and other fossil fuels run out? How can we improve everyone's health? The Environment Challenge series answers these and many other thought-provoking questions. It explains the pressure that population growth and unsustainable development are putting on the planet's resources and the environment. There is a particular emphasis on challenging readers to think "What would you do?," case studies and ideas for further research, and advice on how to think ...

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Overview

What will Earth's population be in 2050? When will oil, coal, and other fossil fuels run out? How can we improve everyone's health? The Environment Challenge series answers these and many other thought-provoking questions. It explains the pressure that population growth and unsustainable development are putting on the planet's resources and the environment. There is a particular emphasis on challenging readers to think "What would you do?," case studies and ideas for further research, and advice on how to think critically about these complex subjects.

This book looks at how waste and pollution can overwhelm natural processes, at the benefits and limitations of the "3Rs" of reduction, reuse, and recycling, and the action being taken at local and global levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410943279
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Environment Challenge Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Lexile: NC830L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Jen Green worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written over 200 books for children, on geography, the environment, history, natural history, and other subjects. Her Heinemann-Raintree title on Sustaining Our Natural Resources was selected in 2011 for the Junior Library Guild's SLJ Curriculum Levels program.
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Table of Contents

Polluted Earth 4

Where Do Waste and Pollution Come From? 6

The impact of Waste and Pollution 12

Local and Global Pollution 18

Who Produces Pollution and Waste? 22

Tackling Pollution 28

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle 36

Facts and Figures 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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